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Date Published: October 30, 2021

The Civil Rights Project has two opportunities: 1. Faculty director 2. Education Policy (Data) Analyst



After 25 years, the Civil Rights Project, the nation's leading center of civil rights research, is seeking a new Faculty Director. Since its founding at Harvard in 1996, the CRP/PDC has commissioned more than 500 studies and published many widely cited reports, books, and briefs for major Supreme Court decisions. The research continues to be carried out with many of the nation's leading experts and with talented young scholars. Many "graduates" of CRP are holding positions in leading universities across the country. Our work aims beyond academia into the worlds of policy and law. The CRP/PDC has underway a major initiative looking at the next quarter century, with nearly two dozen path-breaking studies of priority civil rights and racial equity issues for the nation and for California. We are already receiving and reviewing strong drafts from leading researchers with fascinating findings. This provides a strong, highly visible, launching pad for new leadership.

The need for our research and policy work is as critical as ever. The current battles over racial equity, including voting rights, affirmative action and immigration policy in the Supreme Court and Congress show how deep and consequential the battles are. Facing a very conservative court and a polarized polity, there are obvious needs for new data and new strategies. We are looking for a dynamic leader(s) who will guide the Project into the next generation with the full support of existing participants. UCLA worked actively to bring the CRP/PDC to the West and is supporting our search for new leadership.  

The Faculty-Director position description and application details can be found at:




Housed in the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies, we are looking for a new colleague who aspires to work in an immersive data and academic research environment. The Education Policy (DATA) Analyst will play a significant role in long-term education research projects, work in close collaboration with project leaders, colleagues (internal and external) and staff, and analyze quantitative data to generate findings for research reports and policy briefs.

The Education Policy (DATA) Analyst will collaborate on projects that analyze educational equity and opportunity indicators, examining a broad set of demographic, educational, and economic quantitative data sources. Indicators include: patterns of racial, socioeconomic and linguistic isolation in the nation's schools and neighborhoods; academic achievement and graduation rates; implementation of desegregation policies; the efficacy of race neutral and race-conscious student assignment plans; school factors; school finance; dual language education, college access, and others. 

The Education Policy (DATA) Analyst may elect to work remotely and at the UCLA campus. 


  • Strong knowledge of K-12 in public school systems, higher education research, education policy, or related field sufficient to analyze and write documents in a variety of civil rights arenas; knowledge of civil rights law and policy, civil rights issues preferable.
  • Ph.D. or other advanced degree in education, public policy, political science, sociology, economics or a related field and experience in research and advocacy. 
  • Demonstrated skill in quantitative and qualitative research related to K-12 and higher education policy; demonstrated ability to carry out data management activities using large-scale structured and unstructured data sets in different contexts. 
  • Mine, clean and prune data from primary and secondary sources (National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Office for Civil Rights Civil Rights Data Collection, American Community Survey Data); merge different data sets and time periods. 
  • Demonstrated skill in preparing, writing and editing research summaries, portions of project reports, and other key documents for publication.
  • Work independently and as part of a team; collaborate with colleagues of different backgrounds. 

Look for Job number 34677 on the UCLA Careers Website -- more details are found at:



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